It’s been almost a decade since Denzel Washington starred in the Tony Scott action film Man on Fire in which Washington played a bodyguard that must recover the kidnapped daughter of the family he work for. In following a recent trend that is seeing movies adapted into television series, Man of Fire is being developed by 20th Century, per a report from Deadline.
The film starred Denzel Washington as John Creasy, a despondent former CIA operative-turned-bodyguard who goes on a rampage after Pita, a 9-year-old girl in his protection, is abducted. DiGilio is writing/executive producing the series project, in which Creasy reconnects with Pita 18 years after he saved her to dismantle the cartel responsible for ruining their lives.
According to the report, this isn’t the first time Man on Fire was going to be adapted into a television series. Last summer New Regency and director Tony Scott got together 20th Century to develop the film into a series. However those plans were put on immediate hold when Scott killed himself in late August.
Talks have now once again started and it’s looking like the series will move forward, possibly with Dakota Fanning reprising her role. More details will be known about the series as it’s further developed but for now add Man on Fire to the laundry list of hit movies being adapted for television.